[Python-ideas] Exploration PEP : Concurrency for moderately massive (4 to 32 cores) multi-core architectures
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Fri Sep 21 04:00:57 CEST 2007
Krishna Sankar writes:
> > project. Nothing like it's impossible, stupid, or YAGNI. But Guido,
> > and other senior developers, are saying they're not going to devote
> > their resources to it as things currently stand (and one of those
> > resources the attention of the folks who review PEPs).
> I am not sure that is true. I think if we have a well thought out
> PEP that addresses parallelism,
... and provides a plausible proof-of-concept implementation [Guido
said that to you explicitly] ...
> it would be looked into by the folks.
True. But AIUI without the implementation, it won't become a PEP.
And at present you don't have a plausible implementation with the GIL.
Now, it looks like Adam has a plausible implementation of removing the
GIL. If that holds up under at least some common use-cases, I think
you'll see enthusiasm from some of the top developers, and acceptance
from most. But I really think that has to come first.
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